The rebellious life of Mrs. Rosa Parks /

The definitive political biography of Rosa Parks examines her six decades of activism, challenging perceptions of her as an accidental actor in the civil rights movement and presenting a corrective to the popular notion of Rosa Parks.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Theoharis, Jeanne.
Format: Book
Published: Boston : Beacon Press, [2013]
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Table of Contents:
  • National honor, public mythology : the passing of Rosa Parks
  • "A life history of being rebellious" : the early years of Rosa McCauley Parks
  • "It was very difficult to keep going when all our work seemed to be in vain" : the Civil Rights movement before the Bus Boycott
  • "I had been pushed as far as I could stand to be pushed" : Rosa Parks's bus stand
  • "There lived a great people" : the Montgomery Bus Boycott
  • "It is fine to be a heroine but the price is high" : the suffering of Rosa Parks
  • "The Northern promised land that wasn't" : Rosa Parks and the Black Freedom struggle in Detroit
  • "Any move to show we are dissatisfied" : Mrs. Parks in the Black Power era
  • "Racism is still alive" : negotiating the politics of being a symbol.